Women's Basketball Falls Short to Salisbury in OT

Women's Basketball Falls Short to Salisbury in OT

Salisbury, Md.- The Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball team battled back from a 16-point deficit Wednesday evening to force the match into overtime at Salisbury University. The Lion's posted an impressive second half effort before falling to the Sea Gulls in overtime 64-55. 

Penn State Harrisburg 55 Salisbury 64

Penn State Harrisburg Starters
Raven Ransom, Shanique Mattis, Aireo Payne, Kailtyn Carmo, Precious Shirk 

Salisbury Starters
Paige Bryce, Lauren Rothfield, Mary McDonagh, Ashlyn Smith, Kaylyn French


Penn State Harrisburg: (5-17, 3-12 CAC)

Salisbury: (12-10, 8-7 CAC)

Game Highlights
-Penn State Harrisburg struggled throughout the first half, scoring a combined total of ten points throughout the first two quarters. The Sea Gulls led at half time 26-10 before the Lion's came out hot in the second and dominated offensively

-The Lion's started off the second half with a 9-0 run to cut the home team's lead to 10. Kaitlyn Carmo sank two straight layups late in the third quarter to bring Harrisburg within 5 of Salisbury before they scored four points of their own to lead by 9 heading into the final quarter

-With four minutes to go in regulation, Shanique Mattis finished a three to put the Lion's only three points behind Salisbury. Mattis sank a second three pointer with 1:04 to go to tie the game up for the first time all night. Both teams stayed strong defensively for the final minute to force the game to OT

-Salisbury pulled ahead in overtime, outscoring Harrisburg 17-8 to hold on for their eighth conference win

-Kaitlyn Carmo led for the Blue and White with 15 points and 6 rebounds followed by teammate Tessa Dolce who posted 14 points of her own and 7 rebounds

Up Next
Penn State Harrisburg will travel to Mary Washington on Saturday for a 1 pm tip-off